from Thailand, December 2017
Santhika is a small little place in paradise. I felt so welcome and as a part of the family. Anna, her family and the staff are amazing. It's a cute little place to leave the outside world behind.
I'm honest if I would have seen on bookyogaretreat that it is Kundalini yoga I would haven't booked it but I am so happy about this! I didn't like Kundalini but with Anna it's awesome! You can trust Anna and feel totally safe with her. She got a huge knowledge. She really helps you and looks that you feel comfortable and good.
All my trips were amazing and not touristy. My massages as well. The girls are angels and the food they cook is so delicious ,)
We booked the big double room which had a nice outside bathroom. We were welcomed with a drink, fruit ,and a free foot massage. What a great start. The room was nice, the air-conditioning and fan managed to cool it down a little. There's an extra towel if you want to use the pool. Anna is really lovely and she helped us in arranging stuff. There's also a spa with nice treatments, a small swimming pool to chill in, and a restaurant. The breakfast in the morning was great too, and we loved the fruits. The whole place has a bit of jungle-style with small stone paths and wooden constructions. There are multiple places to relax and chill for a day. We used the laundry service which was quick, cheap, and good. We had a pleasant stay! The location is a little outside the center so renting a motorbike is recommended.
Herman Buyle Indonesia
It's 600 to 700 meters from the beach, and inside the local community. The place is small but very entertaining. There's a lot of antique garden decorations. All constructions are from used materials, so very sustainable and green all around. The staff provided good information and help. We found out from them that we could rent a bike to go a few days around Bali and come back to catch the shuttle bus to Ubud for an economic price.
Santhika is such a nice and charming place. The dorm is very comfortable and the common areas are super nice, especially the pool. It had a very good breakfast and good food overall. This is the perfect place to visit, where you can travel around on a motorbike and get to know nice travelers.
Santhika is a great place to stay at. Enter the property and you will feel like you've just entered a little paradise or secret garden. Everything is so green and the rooms are very cute with beautiful decor and details. The dorm was great, with good, spacious beds with mosquito nets, and an outdoor bathroom. The staff is so friendly and helpful and Anna, the owner, is such a nice person and a great host. Upon arrival, you are offered a free foot massage, a refreshing drink, and fresh fruit which makes you feel at home instantly. They also have delicious food for very decent prices and offer great tours in and around Lovina. If I ever come back to Lovina, I'm definitely going to stay at Santhika BnB again. Thank you Anna and Santhika team for everything!
My trip to Lovina was only worth it because I stayed in Santhika! They have the best rooms, breakfast, and restaurant. You have to walk a bit to get to the center but I ended up spending more time in the hostel than outside. They offer all kinds of tours and help you to book transport whenever ans wherever you need it. It is more expensive than the rest, but it is totally worth it.